• The quiet threat inside 'internet of things' devices

    2 monthes ago - By Phys.org

    As Americans increasingly buy and install smart devices in their homes, all those cheap interconnected devices create new security problems for individuals and society as a whole. The problem is compounded by businesses radically expanding the number of sensors and remote monitors it uses to manage overhead lights in corporate offices and detailed manufacturing processes in factories. Governments, too, are getting into the act - cities, especially, want to use new technologies to improve energy efficiency, reduce traffic congestion and improve water quality.
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  • The biggest Apple HomeKit products from CES 2019

    The biggest Apple HomeKit products from CES 2019

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Apple made a critical change to HomeKit two years ago. It started allowing products to join its smart home ecosystem just by adding some code, instead of requiring them to build in a special-purpose chip.
    The effects of that change have been slow to appear, but we're finally starting to see them. The result is a lot more HomeKit products since it's now far easier for companies to build support into new products, and old products can be updated to add support, too.
    At CES, we saw a number of new and old gadgets adding HomeKit support - from the usual suspects like Ikea and Honeywell to some...
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  • 8K is still just a fantasy

    8K is still just a fantasy

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Above all else, CES is about new TVs. The week we spend in Las Vegas every year is a showcase for the present and the far-off future of home entertainment. CES 2019 was no different, and there's a lot that's got me excited for the year ahead and beyond. But 8K, the biggest TV trend at CES yet again, still feels like a fantasy that's not making much progress towards becoming a living room reality. The very best of what was on the CES show floor had nothing to do with resolution.
    That's not to say 8K TVs aren't a real thing. They very much are: you can buy one from Samsung today for around...
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  • A look inside Dolby Vision and Atmos at CES

    A look inside Dolby Vision and Atmos at CES

    2 monthes ago - By Engadget

    It's hard to believe, but we've only been talking about Dolby's Vision and Atmos tech for a few years. Now they're not only inside most of the TV and home theater devices we discuss, but also connect experiences across game consoles, headphones a...
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  • Best of CES: The coolest PCs, PC components, and PC spectacles we saw

    Best of CES: The coolest PCs, PC components, and PC spectacles we saw

    2 monthes ago - By PC World

    Put aside all misconceptions that CES is a smart home show, a home entertainment show, or even a car stereo show. CES is a computer show, and we've got the battle scars to prove it. For the last four days, the PCWorld staff has immersed itself in all the laptops, chips, components, accessories and outright PC monstrosities it could find, and now we're read to name the Best of CES 2019. IDG
    To win a Best of CES award, a product has to show unique promise and technical innovation-but do keep in mind these aren't final reviews. Check back throughout the year as we test this gear, and issue...
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  • Best of CES: The coolest smart home and home entertainment gear we saw

    Best of CES: The coolest smart home and home entertainment gear we saw

    2 monthes ago - By Macworld

    From a smart wall outlet to a new range of smart lights to an amazing roll-up TV-and more!-we name the most impressive connected home and home entertainment gear of CES 2019.
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